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Shape Your Future with a Career in Interior Design

St. Louis Community College's interior design associate in applied science (AAS) program offers real-world training that prepares you for a career in interior design and space planning. Courses focus on solving interior design-related problems by developing freehand and drafting skills, computer skills and oral presentation skills.

The curriculum provides a strong foundation in visual art skills, architecture and space planning. Students follow a systematic approach to design and complete creative projects.

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What is Interior Design at St. Louis Community College?

Interior design is the art and science of enhancing interior spaces of buildings to create functional, aesthetically-pleasing and comfortable environments. Interior designers use creativity, spatial planning and knowledge of materials to transform spaces, reflecting the needs and preferences of clients.

Designers plan spaces in diverse settings such as buildings, airports, theaters, restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals, homes and more. These professionals are essential to construction because they create spaces that increase productivity, attract clientele and increase market value.

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What Can You Do with an Interior Design Associate Degree?

With an interior design associate in applied science degree from STLCC, you can work as an assistant or junior interior designer in design firms, architectural companies and other settings. You'll assist in space planning, selecting materials and creating design concepts for residential or commercial spaces. You can also find employment as a manufacturers' product representative, freelance designer or facilities planning assistant.

Several courses in this program are also transferrable to four-year universities, making it easier to advance your education and skills. In addition, STLCC has transfer agreements with:

AAS in Interior Design

  • Degree offered: Associate in applied science
  • Locations: Meramec
  • Hours to complete: 60
  • Program contact name: Erin LeClerc
  • Program contact email: eleclerc@stlcc.edu

Cost of Attendance

Tuition for district residents is $122 per credit hour. Find out more about our straightforward and low-cost tuition structure.


The interior design AAS program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Professional Development

Courses leverage advanced software such as AutoCAD, REVIT, 20.20, Adobe Creative Suite and Google Sketchup.

Student groups also work closely with professional organizations, including American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).

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Why You Should Choose STLCC's Interior Design Program

Real-World Experience

As a student, you'll gain real-world experience in interior design by engaging in service projects that benefit the community.

Graduate With Little or No Debt

We believe cost should never be a barrier to achieving your potential. Save over $4,700 per year with tuition that's one-third lower than other local institutions. 

Caring for Students

STLCC goes beyond academics with support services, ranging from stress and anxiety management to grants for childcare, emergency crisis support, clothing and free meals through Archers' Market and Brown Bag Café food pantry.

Ramp Up High-Wage Skills

STLCC offers career-focused programs for high-wage, high-skill and in-demand jobs. STLCC provides opportunities for college transfers, career development and workforce training.

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